The opportunity to attend an inspiring conference was awarded to two Hope Masters students, who entered a national competition open to students from across the UK.
Sabah Malik and Jack Childs, who study MSC Ecology and Environmental Management, won two seats from a coveted 10, to attend the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management's (CIEEM's) autumn conference.
Discussing ‘Mitigation, Monitoring and Effectiveness’, the two-day event featured lectures presented by CIEEM professionals and industry experts from other environmental sectors.
Sabah said: “This conference was an opportunity to learn from the various workshops and strengthen my skills, especially in habitat and specie management areas.
“The conference helped me interact with individuals from my field, who I might not have been able to meet if the seat had not been offered to me. Being part of events like these helps one to better understand the field they so passionately work for. It not only aided in polishing up my weak areas, but also opened new pathways for me to look for in terms of research, future projects and career.”
Liverpool Hope’s Assistant Head of Geography Paul Rooney also attended the event on special invitation from the professional body, as Convenor for the North West Geographical Section.
He was presented with the professional accreditation certificates for Hope’s BSc Environmental Science and MSc Ecology and Environmental Management degrees.